International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Empowering Learners: Teaching American Literature by Shifting the Focus from the Instruction Paradigm to the Learning Paradigm
Dr. Nazmi Al-Shalabi

It is argued that learners have been so far exposed to the teaching paradigm, which justifies their being passive, incompetent , and hesitant to speak in class. So long as the world is rapidly changing and so is literacy ,it is claimed that a parallel change should become of education via empowering students to enable them to learn American literature.The discussion demonstrates that empowering learners is central to voicing their opinions, contributing to class discussion , regaining their self-confidence , achieving their goals ,satisfying their needs , and learning American literature.This study explores the value of empowering learners, and recommends that the focus be shifted to them to help them not only with learning American literature , but also becoming successful individuals who are confident of themselves as well as capable of contributing to developing their countries.

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